The Comic Book Fools of April – Deadpool Time Travels Into an Old Issue of Spider-Man
Every day in April I will be featuring a humorous comic (either an issue or a series of strips) that I found particularly amusing. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org the comic stories that are your favorites when it comes to hilarity, and I’ll see if I can’t feature some of them this month, as well!
Today we look at Joe Kelly and Pete Woods’ classic issue of Deadpool (#11 of the first series) where Deadpool travels through time…right into an old Lee/Romita issue of Amazing Spider-Man!
The issue involves Deadpool and his companion, a old blind woman named (appropriately enough) Blind Al, who get stuck in the past. The “past” they get stuck in, specifically, is Amazing Spider-Man #47!
Once in the past, Blind Al pretends to be Aunt May while Deadpool uses a hologram projector to make him appear as Peter Parker.
They then interact with characters from Amazing #47, including the villain of that issue, Kraven the Hunter.
They are trying to find Deadpool’s scientist friend, Weasel, whose younger self can theoretically help them get back to the present.
All throughout the issue, Joe Kelly pokes fun at the dialogue and plot of the old issue of Spider-Man.
Check out a couple of pages from the original (from 1966)…
Then see those old pages through a new light (from 1997)…
Pretty funny stuff, huh?
Deadpool even subs for Spidey in the fight with Kraven…
Kelly did a wonderful job mixing the old issue with the new one, and heck, just the IDEA itself is brilliant. Woods does a nice job making his art not stand out too much from Romita’s.
This very funny issue is available in Deadpool Classic Volume 3.
[NOTE: I featured this issue in the Year of Cool Comics - BC]